TNRM Program for street cats

Last updated August 11, 2021

Would you like to stabilize a cat colony in your neighbourhood? Participate in the Trap-Neuter-Release-Maintain (TNRM) program for street cats.


The TNRM Program helps to reduce the overpopulation of street cats, improve their well-being, reduce euthanization and prevent rabies. To participate, you must apply to your borough for a permit and complete training offered by the SPCA. Some boroughs do not offer this program.

Volunteer responsibilities

As a volunteer, you will: 

  • Identify and trap street cats. 
  • Make an appointment with the SPCA to have them spayed free of charge. 
  • Bring the cats back to the same place where you trapped them.
  • Make sure they have cat food, fresh water and a shelter for the winter.

To learn more about TNRM, visit the SPCA’s Web site.

Get a permit

Permits are free of charge and valid for one year. Some conditions apply.

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